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2018 harvest wrapped up, Ridge Trail crossing soon to open, city buying Forsyth Property

2018 harvest wrapped up, Ridge Trail crossing soon to open, city buying Forsyth Property

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The city is preparing to make a long-sought, historic addition of 49 acres to its 2,350-acre Arcata Community Forest (ACF) while wrapping up a harvest in its 1,305-acre Jacoby Creek Forest (JCF). Meanwhile, the Arcata Ridge Trail’s key crossing across county territory is being finalized while a

Arcata City Council meeting disrupted again as police chief discloses case details, tactics

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA CITY HALL – The Arcata City Council was unable to meet for a second night, its deliberations disrupted by activists demanding resolution to the unsolved killing of HSU student David Josiah Lawson. Unfinished business – including The Village student housing project – will be held over to an Aug.

Father, daughter rescued at North Jetty

Jack Durham Mad River Union SAMOA PENINSULA – A woman who fell into the water at the North Jetty, and a father who jumped in to save her, were successfully rescued shortly after 1 p.m. today, Aug. 16. Both suffered minor abrasions, but were otherwise unharmed. Robert Blubaugh of Yreka said his 29-year-old daughter, Robin

City Hall sit-in over for now

Mad River Union ARCATA CITY HALL – The occupation of City Council Chamber that participants said would last until the City of Arcata re-hired investigator Tom Parker ended around midnight last night. The protest was organized by activists demanding resolution to the unsolved killing of HSU student David Josiah Lawson. Thursday morning, city staff was

Lawson protesters occupying Arcata City Council Chamber

  Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA CITY HALL – Activists protesting the unsolved killing of Humboldt State student David Josiah Lawson have set up an occupation of City Council Chamber. Protest co-organizer Renee Saucedo said the occupation will continue until the City of Arcata re-hires investigator Tom Parker. Parker had  assisted APD with

There are three Arcata City Council candidates for 2018

Mad River Union ARCATA – Of the seven individuals who took out nomination papers for Arcata City Council, four turned them in and three qualified to run. This afternoon, City Clerk Bridget Dory reported that the Humboldt County Office of Elections had found that just 17 of the 23 signatures on aspiring candidate Ryan Dale’s

Yak pack on fast track to bushwhack blowback

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – It was nice while it lasted, the glimmer of goodwill projected by the two two-legged creatures among the five who live together in the Arcata Community Forest. A recent encounter with the infamous “yaksmen” and their animal companions went famously, with a passing bicyclist enjoying fresh milk

Acata Police Log: Dumpster mined for stray stickybudnuggetry

• Sunday, July 29 8 a.m. Garden implements were weaponized when a fearsome combatant wielded a shovel during a clash of dunces at Samoa Boulevard and F Street. 10:07 a.m. A parking space dispute on Spear Avenue devolved into an argument, during which a man in an ineffective camouflage hat twice struck his adversary’s car

Arcata Fire may survey voters about tax increase

Jack Durham Mad River Union ARCATA/MCKINLEYVILLE – The Arcata Fire District Board of Directors has decided to drop its plan to put a tax measure on the November ballot after learning that it would be impossible to meet the deadline for doing so. Instead, the district may hire a polling company to determine what kind

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